The biting rate of Triatoma infestans in Argentina.

  title={The biting rate of Triatoma infestans in Argentina.},
  author={Silvia Susana Catal{\'a}},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  volume={5 3},
1. The daily proportion of fed individuals in a population of the reduviid bug Triatoma infestans (Klug), maintained under natural climatic conditions in experimental chicken houses in central Argentina, was estimated from the proportion of bugs retaining colourless urine in the rectum. 2. From the estimates of feeding frequency throughout a 1 year period, it was shown that temperature has a dominant effect on biting rate, but density-dependent effects became apparent during the warmest months… CONTINUE READING

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